Aldi recalls hot dog buns due to metal shavings
July 18, 2016

Aldi has recalled a range of hot dog rolls after metal shavings were found inside some of the rolls. Aldi has recalled a range of hot dog rolls after metal shavings were found inside some of the rolls. The recall relates to its private label branded, ‘Baker’s Life Hot Dog Rolls 6 pack’ sold in its News South Wales and Australian Capital Territory stores. It only relates to rolls with the best before date of 14 July 2016. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) said food containing metal... ...Read more »

FSANZ calls for submissions on chemical migration from food packaging
June 14, 2016

Australian government agency Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions on a proposal to consider changing the standards that regulate the issue of chemical migration from packaging into food. Assessing change since 2011 survey report In 2011, FSANZ published a survey of 65 foods and beverages packaged in glass, paper, plastic or cans. These samples were analysed for phthalates, perfluorinated compounds, epoxidised soybean oil (ESBO), semicarbazide, acrylonitrile and... ...Read more »

FSANZ launches ‘template’ for food recall plans
June 14, 2016

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has developed a Food Recall Plan ‘template’ to help food businesses manage recalls. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said every food business needs to be able to quickly remove unsafe food from the marketplace to protect the health and safety of consumers. “The template developed by FSANZ is particularly aimed at helping smaller businesses ensure they have a food recall plan in place and know what to do if something goes wrong,” McCutcheon... ...Read more »

FSANZ releases nanotechnology reports
June 6, 2016

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released two reports into the use of nanotechnologies in existing food additives and food packaging. According to a recent update to the FSANZ website, in 2015 an expert toxicologist prepared two peer-review reports into the potential use of nanotechnologies in food additives and packaging within Australia. The toxicologist was asked by FSANZ to review scientific literature on whether there is any health risk with consuming titanium dioxide, silicon... ...Read more »

FSANZ to run symposiums in Canberra and Wellington
May 18, 2016

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is celebrating its 25th anniversary of the formation of a national food standards regulation agency in Australia with an upcoming symposium in Canberra on 17th and 18th August 2016. Before then, FSANZ is also hosting a one-day symposium event in Wellington, New Zealand on 1 July 2016. The Canberra symposium will be hosted  at the National Library of Australia and will discuss the future of food safety and public health. It will also explore challenges... ...Read more »

Ardmona Whole Peeled Vine Ripened 400g 007CM tinned tomatoes recalled, safety concern
May 18, 2016

A tinned tomato product produced by SPC Ardmona is being recalled over concerns it may explode when opened. The recall relates to one batch of Ardmona Whole Peeled Vine Ripened Tomatoes which may have “increased pressure in the can” due to a packaging issue. SPC Ardmona has warned there is a potential risk of injury and that consumers should dispose of any Ardmona Whole Peeled Vine Ripened Tomatoes 400g tins with the date marking 007CM (7 March 2015). Consumers can contact SPC Ardmona for a refund.    Read More →

FSANZ opens submissions on changes to maximum residue limits requirements
April 26, 2016

  Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is seeking to create an “all other foods” maximum residue limit for some agricultural chemicals. FSANZ is calling for submissions on this proposal after it called for submissions on proposed changes to the maximum residue limits for agricultural and veterinary chemicals in November 2015. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer, Steve McCutcheon, said maximum limits are already set for chemicals and specific commodities but this has created issues. “This... ...Read more »

New FoodLegal Symposium in April, Hurry for Early Bird price
March 15, 2016

Early bird pricing is still available for FoodLegal’s “The Future is Here” April Symposium. To be hosted in Melbourne, the half-day morning event will include eight expert speakers and will cover the following topics: new niche product development opportunities how novel ingredients may be dealt with new knowledge on special purpose foods and regulations for sports supplements and beverages the new opportunities to develop foods for special medical purposes new scientific findings that create... ...Read more »

FSANZ speaker at FoodLegal symposium
March 9, 2016

The Senior Food Scientist and Risk Manager of Australia’s food regulatory agency Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Jonathon Kite will be delivering vital information for the food industry at the upcoming FoodLegal symposium.   The Symposium will be a one-off and will take place in the Melbourne CBD. It will address very important issues for food product developers, marketers and decision makers.   Kite is the key person at FSANZ responsible for the proposed new regulatory framework... ...Read more »

Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and elsewhere
March 7, 2016

An update of current food law developments in Australia and elsewhere.   Here is a report of recent and imminent developments in food product compliance and regulatory information in Australia and beyond:      Read More →

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